Posted by linkadge on October 25, 2009, at 15:13:50
In reply to Re: This is a rat study!, posted by bulldog2 on October 25, 2009, at 14:26:00
I think this is good research because it is at least attempting to look for alternatives to monoamine based approaches.
I think it is also good because it casts the depressive illness in a better light.
With the stress induced depression theory, depressed patietns are just pathetic wimps who cannot control the stresses of everyday life very well.
At least this study says no, there is something more fundamentally wrong with depressed patients than just people succumming to the stresses of everyday life.
I'm sure stress, like pain can induce depression.
But, I still think there is something more fundamentally wrong.
I don't know if the finding of increased adrenal weight has been confirmed in other studies.
I just know with me, the anxiety and depression are for the most part two separate entities.